Marion Koogler McNay Legacy Society
The McNay Legacy Society was founded in 2009 to recognize donors who have chosen to remember the museum in their estate plans. The name was selected to honor Marion Koogler McNay's charitable legacy. At her death in 1950, Mrs. McNay left her collection of more than 700 works of art, along with a 24-room Spanish Colonial-revival house, surrounding 23 acres, and an endowment to establish the first museum of modern art in Texas.
The Legacy Society was created to honor donors for their commitment to the McNay and the visual arts. Legacy society members understand the critical importance of securing the McNay's future by providing gifts to support acquisitions, exhibitions, conservation, education and other public programs. Their support of the McNay extends far into the future, even beyond a lifetime of membership, support and volunteer hours.
You can make a difference to the future of the McNay by planning now. Gift planning uses tax laws to enable you to pursue your philanthropic goals while minimizing your cost of giving and maximizing the benefits to yourself and your family. You will have the satisfaction of allowing the McNay to plan for the future realize cherished goals, maintain financial stability, and reach ever-increasing levels of accomplishment.
Benefits of Membership
Members of the Marion Koogler McNay Legacy Society receive invitations to an annual recognition event and other gatherings, and an opportunity to meet other individuals with a common interest in the future of the museum. Members are acknowledged in museum publications (name listed with member's permission).
To Become a Member
Becoming a member of the Legacy Society is simple. In fact, you have already qualified for membership if you have named the McNay Art Museum in your will or trust, or have otherwise included us in your estate plans. When you inform us of your gift, we respect your wishes for participation, whether you wish to be recognized or would prefer to remain anonymous. Any details of your gift are held in strictest confidence.
For information about gifts that provide lifetime income, about including a bequest in your will, or about the Marion Koogler McNay Legacy Society, contact Dianna M. Hopkins, Chief Development Officer at 210.805.1769 or email Dianna.Hopkins@mcnayart.org. Your inquiry is confidential.